Paul Kluka

A photo of Paul Kluka

Service:

St. Mary's Church
Friday August 30, 2019
11:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday August 29, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Parish Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Prayers will follow.

Paul Kluka of Blenheim passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on August 26, 2019 at the age of 90 years.  Paul was born in Lednica Czechoslovakia to his late parents Paul Sr and Anna Kluka.  In 1937 at the age of 8, his family moved to Canada.

Paul is survived by his wife of 66 years Mary (Koncir) Kluka, his children Susan Martens (Rene) of Ridgetown, Lillian Kluka (Norman Paterson) of Fullarton, Mary-Frances Kluka (Steve Hedrick) of Chatham and Edward Kluka (Tracy Knister) of Blenheim.

He is also survived by his grandchildren Ryan Martens (Rita), Jennifer Panozzo (Jack), Adam Martens (Kate), Karen Ruetz (Turner), Sarah Martens, Zackary Hedrick, Claire Hedrick, Mitchell Kluka, Morgan Craven (Kyle) and Daniel Kluka.  Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Irene Henszel and Mary Koncir and brother-in-law Charles Koncir (Joan).

Paul was predeceased by his sisters Mary Zinow (Sergei), Annie Van De Hogen (Adrian), his brother Andrew Kluka, his brothers-in-law Anthony Blaho, Paul Koncir and his sister-in-law Emily Columbus.

Paul spent his life farming in the Blenheim area.  He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Blenheim where for many years he was a part of the church choir.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7744 having served as Grand Knight in 1998 – 1999 and was the past President of the former Czechoslovakian-Canadian Club in Blenheim.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Parish prayers will be offered at 7 p.m. followed by Knights of Columbus prayers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Church on Friday August 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends wishing to remember Paul with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

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My deepest sympathy Mary and the Kluka family on the loss of Paul.

Dear Sue, and all your families.

Please accept our sincerest condolence on the loss of Paul. Thinking of your family, Laurie and Mike Gall

Ed and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doyle, Patti, Mike and Belinda Brush Machinery

My deepest condolences to Aunt Mary and my Kluka family cousins. My heart goes out to you all. Uncle Paul will be sorely missed. He was a kind and gentle soul and a special uncle to me in my childhood days visiting the farm. He was my last direct link to my mom Mary. I know he is in a better place in peace and he will be with those who went before him. Love you Uncle Paul 💜

Our condolences to Aunt Mary and the whole Kluka family. Though he is lost as a physical presence, he will surely remain alive thru the memories and love that you all share. Dorothy Markle & Emil Keaton

We are so sorry for your loss. Paul had a very beautiful singing voice. I appreciated so much listening to him in church as I sang along. I greatly appreciated his singing in his native tongue that special funeral song at my parents' funerals. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

To the Kluka family Very sorry for your loss. Always a pleasure to have travelled with and had the privilege of exchanging pleasantries with uncle Paul. He will be missed. Mike and Kathi Delhi ON

My deepest sympathy to Susan and all your family. God's blessings to all.

It is with sadness we see Uncle Paul leave this earth, but happiness to know he is now in heaven and pain free. We hope that he is now bonding with his parents and siblings, until we see him again. Sending big hugs to you all, with lots of love, Rick & Darlene & Riley VanDeHogen xxoo

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Paul, our thoughts and prayers are with each of the family at this difficult time. May the peace that comes from memories of love shared comfort you.

Very Sorry